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Tough times for insurers

Insurance firms are grappling with pressure to settle claims by owners of vehicles burnt or vandalised by pro-shutdown pickets during or before strikes. The companies have counted Tk 570 million in losses over the last three months, the Bangladesh Insurance Association (BIA) said in a report on Wednesday. BIA President Sheikh Kabir Hossain told bdnews24.com […]

 The BNP-led 18-party alliance will stage a rally in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on Monday to press home its demand for restoration of the caretaker government system. BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed announced the programme at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Thursday night. The rally is also meant for registering the […]

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Bangladeshi lawmaker Talukder Mohammad Towhid Jung Murad was guest of honour at the August 2010 inauguration of a five-storey building in his constituency named Rana Plaza. Three years later he was back, this time helping pull survivors from the rubble. Now, two weeks after the block collapsed killing more than 900 people, Murad is facing […]

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82 bodies recovered Thursday  The death toll from the Rana Plaza collapse climbed to 960 with the recovery of 82 more bodies from the debris of the collapsed building on Thursday. The 82 bodies were pulled out of the ruins from 6am to 8pm today, said sources at the Army control room set up at […]

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 Opposition BNP on Thursday termed irrelevant the Prime Minister’s remarks involving the opposition leader in the incident of burning the copies of the holy Quran on May 5 before any investigation into it. “We earlier demanded an international investigation into the May 5 incident at Shapla Chattar. It’ll be clear after the probe who will […]

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 Bangladesh will honour another batch of foreign friends with awards on October 1 in recognition of their outstanding role in its Liberation War in 1971. This will be the seventh phase of awarding of foreign friends and organisations after conferring of ‘Bangladesh Freedom Honour’ posthumously on Indira Gandhi on July 25, 2011. The foreign ministry […]

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Muhammad Yunus THE Savar tragedy is a symbol of our failure as a nation. The crack in Rana Plaza that caused the collapse of the building has only shown us that if we don’t face up to the cracks in our state systems, we as a nation will get lost in the debris of the […]

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BELIEVE it or not, the Supreme Court gave the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) an opportunity to be independent in one of the matters before it, asking the agency why it was not independent. Yet the CBI failed to grab the chance with both hands. It had a foolproof case against Law Minister Ashwani Kumar […]

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Sanaullah Haq was attacked by another inmate in apparent revenge attack for death of Indian prisoner in Pakistani jail. A Pakistani prisoner jailed in India has died after he was attacked by another inmate in an apparent revenge attack for the death of an Indian prisoner in a Pakistani jail. Sanaullah Haq, also known as […]

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She hopes opposition to return to Parliament  Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury on Thursday hoped the main opposition would return to Parliament and take part in all activities in the House. “As the Speaker, I’ve already invited opposition to join Parliament. Discussion between the government and the opposition on any issue can be held in […]

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The US State Department has ‘strongly’ urged American buyers in Bangladesh’s garment industry ‘to coordinate efforts’ with each other and the country’s government, industry leaders, civil society and labour groups on factory safety and fire initiatives. It also urged them to help pay for independent safety and fire inspectors. The State Department, the Department of […]

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire fed by huge piles of acrylic products used to make sweaters killed eight people at a Bangladesh garment factory, barely two weeks after a collapse at another garment factory building where the death toll was approaching 1,000 on Thursday. The dead in Wednesday night’s fire included a ruling-party politician […]

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